"Reproducible Builds - aiming for bullseye" comments and a purpose

jathan jathanblackred at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 18:50:19 BST 2019

On 22/07/2019 15:53, Holger Levsen wrote:
> hi Jathan,
> fun fact: if you don't cc: me, you usually get a faster reply from me.
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 08:47:46PM -0500, jathan wrote:
>> Today I attended the talk "Reproducible Builds - aiming for bullseye" at
>> DebConf19 and I want to share some comments since some things I consider
>> we are missing to have more contributors. I think it is very important
>> to share every year the current status of the Reproducible Builds
>> Project inside Debian, but besides giving new information about what
>> have been done, we should do another kind of presentations more focused
>> to technical introductions to everyone, since at every DebConf we have
>> people that being new, Debian Maintainers or Developers, they ask
>> questions that could not be answered with the necessary depth of details
>> and the complexity of what is taking place in RB is really huge, 
> true
>> Regarding to this, I purpose we prepare training sessions about
>> Reproducible Builds for every MiniDebConf or DebConf in a way that could
>> be easy for anyone to understand and get involved, like to do a
>> demonstration how to put in practice the "Reproducible Builds How to"
>> https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/Howto showing all the
>> necessary steps, how to identify the problems, possible solutions and
>> patching. I would propose myself to do these trainings, but I still find
>> it very difficult and my technical knowledge is not enough. It would be
>> good if Holger, lamby, Vagrant or any other member of the team with the
>> experience and confidence they already have, could do this kind of
>> sessions. 
> indeed.
> however, at least right now, i'm out of capacity as there are several
> other areas which I need to work on (eg testing against packages from
> ftp.d.o instead of just doing CI tests, preparing the next R-B summit,
> and keeping the test infrastructure running, to name my current top 3
> priorities.
> I could however, review someone elses work on this.
>> They would really help us a lot and make the Reproducible Team
>> inside Debian look less hermetic and more friendly to people who have
>> not idea about Reproducible Builds. 
> indeed!
>> Please answer me what do you think
>> about it,
> see above.
Hi Holger!

Thanks a lot for your response! Anyway let's do efforts as each one can :)


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